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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Grocery or Supermarket
“Grab & go food. Breakfast, lunch or early dinner. (Tip: Careful planning close to closing time around 5-6 PM)Only open Thursday-Sunday. We love it!! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is one of our favorite restaurants, the rooftop waiting area is always nice. They have some great local beers and a wide variety of Farm to Table meals.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“City Island is a tourist destination which is home to numerous businesses including the Harrisburg Senators Baseball Stadium, the Penn Football Club (previously the City Islanders), the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, Cafe Huey, South Mountain Carriage Company, Water Golf miniature golf, City Island Arcade/ Batting Cages, City Island Railroad, and many free parks, playgrounds, and fields.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“The PA State Museum is worth a visit. Learn more about the great state of PA and it's natural history. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“One of the largest independent bookstores in the country. Coffee shop inside. New & used books. Natalie approved book sanctuary. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Indie cinema showing foreign & smaller-release films accompanied by premium theater snacks & coffee.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great science museum for kids. They have an Imax style theater with nature movies.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Bank-turned-art museum featuring original exhibitions, performances & classes, plus a gift shop. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very delicious hearty and homey food. Great place if you are looking for a home cooked feeling to your meal. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Farm Show Complex hosts a wide-array of events & expos throughout the year”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nature
“Take a walk to city island to enjoy mini golf or a Senator’s game. Enjoy fireworks on Fridays after the game. There’s also a great ice cream shop and walking path along the river for your convenience. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Not sure if we should categorize the Note as a bar, restaurant or music venue. This cozy, modern spot in downtown Harrisburg is located in a converted Victorian house, has a full bar, offers seasonal, European-inspired cuisine, and excellent music events. Great for a romantic evening. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“HMAC has it all! Its a music venue with a bar and full service restaurant. No reservation needed.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“City gem. Yellow Bird Cafe has been around longer than most places in Midtown. Nice breakfast or lunch spot. Fresh made healthy selections too! Easy 5-6 short Midtown block walk. (Near bookstore & market)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Designated national historic landmark.Designated to be a Palace of Art located in the heart of Harrisburg ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Zero day is my favorite Harrisburg based brewery. Try the Financial Panther which is a New England Style IPA.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“This is one of our favorite restaurants, the rooftop waiting area is always nice. They have some great local beers and a wide variety of Farm to Table meals.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very delicious hearty and homey food. Great place if you are looking for a home cooked feeling to your meal. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Not sure if we should categorize the Note as a bar, restaurant or music venue. This cozy, modern spot in downtown Harrisburg is located in a converted Victorian house, has a full bar, offers seasonal, European-inspired cuisine, and excellent music events. Great for a romantic evening. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“City gem. Yellow Bird Cafe has been around longer than most places in Midtown. Nice breakfast or lunch spot. Fresh made healthy selections too! Easy 5-6 short Midtown block walk. (Near bookstore & market)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you like italian and tapas this is the best place to go! The pizza and the pasta is great”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Best restaurant in Harrisburg!! If you’re looking for a superb dining experience. Incredible food & service. This is one of the best!! Very close to Capitol building. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This spacious, colorful Mexican eatery offers classic dishes & a full bar with lots of tequilas.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“**Top Pick!** Local favorite! There are few places in the area where you can sit out on the deck overlooking the Susquehanna and enjoy dinner. With a vast menu and plentiful bar, you won't be disappointed with Duke's. A local favorite.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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